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Cars/trucks/motorcycles that have common issues with HID / LED:
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Sarah P on 04 April 2019 08:05 AM

Below is a list of cars that have common problems when installing HID / LED. This list is NOT all cars that have problems. We are updating the list as we see patterns with certain makes and models.

***We can not guarantee these tips will work 100% but these fixes are what most customers have used and shared with us to solve some of these common problems when installing HID's on these vehicles.***

***NOTE: Vehicles that use a single bulb for the Daytime Running Light and Low or High beam will need to use a Canbus 35W HID kit, or add a pair of LED headlight decoders to the LED kit. 


- Acura Integra (94-01): Low beams - reversed polarity
- Acura MDX (Most models): Low beams - reversed polarity
- Acura RSX: Low beams - Needs H1 bulb holder: CLICK HERE for HID; CLICK HER for LED
- Acura ILX: High Beam/DRL - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID kit, or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit , or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Acura TSX: High Beam/DRL - Needs either 35W Canbus HID kit, or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit  or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Acura ZDX: High Beam/DRL - Needs either 35W Canbus HID kit, or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 


- Audi (Most 2002 to current): Lows/Highs/Fogs - 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Audi A4 (2002-2005): Fog lights - reversed polarity


- BMW 3 Series (E36: 1992-1999): Low beams – Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW 3 Series (E46: 1999-2005):Low beams  - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. Also need H7 Bulb Holder: CLICK HERE_. 
- BMW 3 Series (E46: 1999-2005): High beams/Fog lights - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW 3 Series (E9X: 2005-present): High beams/Low beams/Fog Lights - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW 5 Series (E34: 1988-1995): Low beams – May need 2200 micro farad capacitor
- BMW 5 Series (E39: 1996-2003):Low beams  - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit.  Also need H7 Bulb Holder
- BMW 5 Series (E39: 1996-2003): High beams/Fog lights – Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW 5 Series (E60: 2004-present) - Low beams  - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit.  Also may need H7 Bulb Holder
- BMW 5 Series (E60: 2004-present) - High beams/Fog lights - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW 7 Series (E38: 1994-2001): Fog lights - Reversed polarity
- BMW X3: High beams/Low beams/Fog Lights - Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- BMW Motorcycles (All styles) -Needs either 35W Ultra Canbus Motor HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus Motor HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders


- Buick: - May need Wiring Harness to address the flickering issue, for those models with auto light sensor.  Some may still need to cover the sensor, even with the HID harness installed.


- Cadillac (Most models and Years): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights - Reversed polarity. Need either 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Cadillac Escalade ESV/EXT (00-06) - When turning on the fog lights, the relay for the fogs also pulses the rear windshield wiper and slightly moves it up and down once



- Chevy Trucks: May need Wiring Harness if there is a firing issue with one side (typically happens on the pass side)
- Chevrolet Cruze: Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Camaro: (2009+):Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Colorado (All years): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights - reversed polarity. 
- Chevrolet Colorado (2009+) :Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Corvette (C5: 1996-2004) – Typically needs a Wiring Harness
- Chevrolet Malibu 7th gen (2008-2012): May have reversed polarity. Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Malibu (2013 + ): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Silverado (Most years): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights – Reversed Polarity
- Chevrolet Silverado (2007+): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Silverado (2007+): Fog lights - No HIDs, may melt the housing with 35w HID kit. Recommend to use High Power LED Kit instead
- Chevrolet Suburban (Most years): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights – Reversed Polarity 
- Chevrolet Suburban (2007+): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Tahoe (All years): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights - May have Reversed Polarity. Also may require a HID relay harnessLow beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban (00-06) - When turning on the fog lights, the relay for the fogs also pulses the rear windshield wiper and slightly moves it up and down once
- Chevrolet Volt (2010+): High beams/Low beams/Fog lights - May have Reversed Polarity. Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL


- Chrysler 300 series (2005-present, except 2015): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reverse Polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit
- Chrysler 300 series (2015): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reverse Polarity. Needs 35W Plus Canbus HID kit
- Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001-2007): Low beams -  Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. Or may need a Wiring Harness
- Chrysler Crossfire: Highs/Lows/Fogs -Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or ECU flashed to turn on the Xenon shutter



- Dodge Avenger (2007+): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Charger (2006+): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Caliber (2007+): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Caravan (2001+): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Dart (2013+): Lows/Highs/Fogs - Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Magnum: Lows/Highs/Fogs -Reversed polarity. Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Ram (1999-2014)): Highs/Lows/Fogs: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Ram (2015): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Dodge Ram (2016+): Highs/Lows/Fogs: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders. Some may still require to add BOW3 with Canbus kit


- Eagle Talon - Reversed Polarity



- Ford Edge (2009+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Ford Escape (2006+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Ford Explorer(2006+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Ford Focus (2012+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Ford Fusion (All years): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Ford F-150/F250/F350 (2009+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders


- GM Trucks: May need Wiring Harness if there is a firing issue with one side (typically happens on the pass side)
- GMC Canyon - Reversed polarity. Lows: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- GMC Sierra - Reversed polarity. Lows: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- GMC Jimmy (95-06) - Reversed polarity.
- GMC Yukon/Yukon XL/Denali (00-06) - When turning on the fog lights, the relay for the fogs also pulses the rear windshield wiper and slightly moves it up and down once. Lows: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- GMC Envoy (2007+):Reversed polarity. Lows: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders for vehicles with DRL
- GMC (2007+): Fog lights - No HIDs, may melt the housing with 35w HID kit. Recommend to use High Power LED Kit instead



- Honda Accord (Most years): Lows - Reversed polarity
- Honda Accord (2014+) : Low Beam with Auto Lights may require 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Honda Civic (2014): Fog lights may have reversed polarity.  
- Honda Pilot (1st Gen: 2003-2008) - Low beam have reversed polarity
- Honda Pilot (2nd Gen: 2009-2015), (3rd Gen: 2016-Present): Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Honda Prelude (BB6 97-01): Lows - May need an H1 Bulb Holder
- Honda High Beam/Daytime Running Light:  9005 LED kit + LED Decoders to address flickering issue


- Hyundai (All Models 2011+) - Highs/Lows/Fogs: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders



- Jeep Commander - May need Wiring Harness
- Jeep Cherokee (2008+): Highs/Lows/Fogs: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993-2010) – May need a Wiring Harness
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011+): Highs/Lows: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011+): Fogs - No HIDs, may melt the housing with 35w HID kit. Recommend to use High Power LED Kit instead
- Jeep Wrangler: Highs/Lows/Fogs: Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (2014): May need 6 Ohm 50W resistors to prevent high beam flickering



- Kia (All Models 2011+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 



- Lexus Fog Lights (2013+) - Bulbs marked with the following: "H16" "12V 19W" "64219L+" This is a 19W halogen bulb that has a very similar base to the H11.  Do not use HID's in these applications, the housings are made of a soft plastic and may melt with 35W HID kits.  Please check the bulbs before ordering as it looks like Lexus is using this bulb in many of the new models.  Using a H11 LED bulb is recommended.
- Lexus SC300 (1991-2000): Lows- Has reversed polarity
- Lexus (Most models): Lows and fogs - Has reversed polarity



- Mazda 3 / Mazda 6 – Typically need Wiring Harness for HID Kits


- Mercedes Benz (Most 2002+): Highs/Lows/Fogs –Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit
- Mercedes Benz: Low beams - H7 bulb may need an additional H7 bulb holder



- Mini Cooper - Use Resistor Packs if vehicle came with H13 Hi/Lo halogen bulbs, or 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit for single beam applications



- Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII: Lows - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders  if equipped with DRL.
- Mitsubishi Evo 9: Low Beams have reversed polarity.




- Nissan Fog Lights (2016+) - Bulbs marked with the following: "H16" "12V 19W" "64219L+" This is a 19W halogen bulb that has a very similar base to the H11.  Do not use HID's in these applications, the housings are made of a soft plastic and may melt with 35W HID kits.  Please check the bulbs before ordering as it looks like Nissan is using this bulb in many of the new models.  Using a H11 LED kit is recommended.
- Nissan Armada - Driver side may have reversed polarity
- Nissan Altima (2002-2006): Fogs may have reversed polarity
- Nissan Rogue (2014+): Lows/Highs/Fogs -Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Nissan Murano (2010): Lows - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders  for vehicles equipped with Auto Lights
- Nissan Versa (2006+) - May need 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders 



- Pontiac GTO - The fog lights have reverse polarity
- Pontiac G8 (All years): Fog lights - No HIDs, may melt the housing with 35w HID kit. Using a LED kit is recommended. 
- Pontiac Trans Am (2002, may apply to all F-Style Chassis): One side may have reversed polarity. We've had reports that the driver side is reversed and the pass side is normal.
- Pontiac Trans Am (2002, may apply to all F-Style Chassis): Fog Lights have reversed polarity


- Saturn LS (00-05) - Reversed Polarity.


- Scion (All models, most years): Low beams - Reversed polarity


- Subaru WRX (2002-2003): Low beams have reversed polarity
- Subaru WRX (4th Gen): May have reversed polarity on fog lights
- Subaru Forester (Gen II, 2002-2008): May need Wiring Harness for low beam only kits.
- Subaru Impreza (Gen 3 up): Reversed polarity on low beams, needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders. High beam has DRL and will be better to use LED kit + LED Decoders.
- Subaru High beam/Daytime running light: 9005 LED kit + LED Decoders to address flickering issue
- Subaru Fog Lights (2013+): Bulbs marked with the following: "H16" "12V 19W" "64219L+" This is a 19W halogen bulb that has a very similar base to the H11.  Do not use HID's in these applications, the housings are made of a soft plastic and may melt with 35W HID kits.  Please check the bulbs before ordering as it looks like Subaru is using this bulb in many of the new models.  Using a H11 LED Kit is recommended.



- Toyota Corolla (2003+): Low beams – Reversed polarity, 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders.
- Toyota Camry (All years): Low beams - Reversed polarity. Some of the fog lights have reversed polarity too.
- Toyota Matrix (2002-Present): Low beams - Reversed polarity, 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders.
- Toyota 4Runner (1995-2008): Low beams - May need Wiring Harness
- Toyota 4Runner (2009+): Low beams -35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Toyota Highlander (01-07) - Reversed Polarity
- Toyota Tacoma (1995-2004): Low beams - May need Wiring Harness
- Toyota Tacoma (2005+): Low beams -35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit  or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Toyota Tundra (2000-2006): Low beams - May need Wiring Harness
- Toyota Tundra (2007+): Low beams -35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit  or LED kit + LED Decoders 
- Toyota High beam/Daytime running light: 9005 LED kit + LED Decoders to address flickering issue
- Toyota Fog Lights (2013+) - Bulbs marked with the following: "H16" "12V 19W" "64219L+" This is a 19W halogen bulb that has a very similar base to the H11.  Do not use HID's in these applications, the housings are made of a soft plastic and may melt with 35W HID kits.  Please check the bulbs before ordering as it looks like Toyota is using this bulb in many of the new models.  Using a H11 LED kit is recommended.


- Volvo (Most years): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Volvo C30 (2008+): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Volvo S40/V50 (2004.5+): Low beams - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Volvo S60/V70 (2001+): Low beams -Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders
- Volvo XC90 (2003+): Low beams -Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit or LED kit + LED Decoders. And sometimes has reversed polarity


- VW (Most newer vehicles ~2007+): Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit 
- VW Golf/Jetta (MkIV) - Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too. 
- VW Golf (MkV) - Reverse lights have reversed polarity 
- VW GTi (2004-present) -Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too. 
- VW Jetta (2009) - Fog lights have reversed polarity. (May be issue with all A5 Jetta's)
- VW Jetta (2010-present) -Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too.
- VW Passat (2005-Present) -Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too.
- VW Tiguan - Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too.       
- VW Touran - Highs/Lows/Fogs - Needs 35W Ultra Canbus HID Kit or 35W Plus Canbus HID kit. May need bulb holders too.
- If your factory halogen bulb has a bulb holder, when you upgrade to HID kit, you need HID bulb holder too. LED kit is not recommended, due to bulb holder issue. 



- Yamaha V-Max - H4 low beam only bulbs : High/low bulbs may be too long for the headlight housing and not fit without modification. Low beam only H4 bulbs may not encounter this issue.